Feb 9, 2011

The White House Blog

Investing in Infrastructure to Build Up Middle-Class Jobs and Long-Term Growth

As the President made clear in his State of the Union address, we must ensure that the U.S. has the fastest, most reliable ways to move people, goods, and information to maintain our competitive edge. Yesterday, Vice President Biden and Secretary LaHood visited a rail yard in Philadelphia to highlight one aspect of the President’s plan – connecting 80 percent of American households to high-speed rail in the next 25 years.